He Knows Just What I Need

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Words & Music: Mosie Lister
My Jesus knows when I am Lonely
He knows each pain, He sees each care
He understands each lonely heartache
He understands because He cares

My Jesus knows just what I need
Oh yes! He knows just what I need
He satisfies and every need supplies
Yes, He knows just what I need

My Jesus knows just what I need
Oh yes! He knows just what I need
He satisfies and every need supplies
Yes, He knows just what I need
Recorded: 1960/10/30, first released on His Hand in Mine

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TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 26, 2016report abuse
a.k.a. "Jesus Knows What I Need" on all the back covers of the original "His Hand in Mine" album. It was printed as "He Knows What I Need" on most vinyl labels of the "His Hand in Mine" album throughout the years... sometimes "Jesus Knows What I Need". Millie Kirkham can clearly be heard on this fine recording.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 26, 2016report abuse
One of many great gosphel songs from the album "His Hand In Mind"; an album I received for Christmas in 1960 which completely surprised me as I hadn't a clue it was released. There's not one song on that album that pales; they're all great. I personally feel this is Elvis' best gosphel album.
Jim Davidson (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 26, 2016report abuse
It's a great recording, but it is not top-of-mind. If someone asked me to list my top 250 Elvis recordings, this would not make list. As stated in a previous post, Elvis' early gospel recordings remind me of the Dick Van Dyke episode, "The Twizzle" -- a nod to Elvis singing Peace in Valley on the Sullivan Show, a nod to Van Dyke's Broadway play Bye Bye Birdie, which was a nod to Elvis' induction into the army.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2013report abuse
How can so much soul and deep feeling emerge from one recording - marvellous.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2013report abuse
Elvis is top-notch on this one. Wonderful & moving.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 28, 2012report abuse
This is such a beautiful gospel song and Elvis' rendition of it was brilliant. The best gospel music will definitely always be Elvis' gospel music. Also, no one will ever be able to sing gospel songs as well as Elvis sang them.
Biffx (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 16, 2012report abuse
A good song from an outstanding album. When Elvis sings a gospel song you know something really special is taking place.
Stevekimb1 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 16, 2012report abuse
A good song on a great album, His Hand In Mine. Truly indicative of the many musical sides of Elvis.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 16, 2012report abuse
A great track from a great album. Elvis told Rca he wanted to record a gospel album and he picked the songs, all of which were great.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2010report abuse
Southern Gospel song writer Mosie Lister has penned some classic songs in his long career. Among them, Where No One Stands Alone, His Hand In Mine and this simple but moving song. Elvis must have listened to many more of Lister's gospel songs throughout his career and perhaps one day he might have made an album dedicated to the writers work.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2010report abuse
Beautifully performed sacred song from Elvis' first sacred LP "His Hand In Mine" (1960). This album is outstanding from beginning to end.
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2010report abuse
Elvis' voice is in superb control on this gentle gospel song.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 31, 2009report abuse
Very nice gospel song sung very well. I still enjoy it.

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